International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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Thirty-seven globally prominent scientists representing the International Journal of Engine Research have published an open-access editorial addressing the future of the Internal Combustion Engine, and stressing the importance for continued development of more efficient and even lower-emitting technologies. IJER editorial: “The future of the internal combustion engine.” International Journal of Engine Research.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds two BYD electric buses

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has aded two BYD battery-electric buses.

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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries. They also charged a set using a new fast-charging algorithm based on the battery’s internal resistance, which interferes with the flow of electrons. The internal resistance of a battery fluctuates according to temperature, charge state, battery age, and other factors.

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International Hot Rod Association Welcomes Electric Cars

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"For your average drag race fan, this change opens a new and exciting chapter on the drag race scene, not seen since the likes of the inception of the electric vehicle itself." - Marketwire

Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

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Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by internal combustion engines around the world have already peaked. Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. From 2019 onward, they're likely to do nothing but shrink, according to several automotive analysts. sales

2019 87

Israel plans to end internal combustion car sales by 2030

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The Jewish state, however, has put internal combustion engines on a shorter leash than most other countries that have announced such plans. Add Israel to the list of countries planning to ban sales of cars that run on gasoline and diesel fuel. By 2030, the Israeli Energy Ministry announced on Tuesday, cars and trucks that run on gasoline or diesel

Is hydrogen internal combustion a better idea than fuel cells?

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Although hydrogen—and hydrogen fuel cells—could still play an important role in future transportation, even many hydrogen advocates will admit that hydrogen internal combustion probably won't. About 15 years ago there was great hope in the idea of hydrogen internal combustion—essentially.

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BorgWarner to acquire Remy International

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BorgWarner has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Remy International, Inc., a global market leading producer of rotating electrical components. With key technologies and operations in ten countries on five different continents, Remy is strongly positioned to benefit from global growth. As of December 31, 2014 the company employed 6,600 people and, for the fiscal year, it generated sales of $1.2 billion.

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LBNL, Nissan researchers explore ethanol internal reforming in SOFCs for vehicle applications

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Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Nissan Research Center report on their investigation of the internal reforming of ethanol fuel on high-performance metal-supported solid-oxide fuel cells (MS-SOFCs) with infiltrated catalysts in a paper in the Journal of Power Sources.

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BMW isn’t finished with internal combustion engines yet

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What may actually say more though, in the language of corporate nuance, is that few companies have gone so far as to solidly declare that the end is nigh for internal combustion engines. Many automakers now see electric vehicles as the long-range future of the passenger vehicle. Among the examples that have been so bold: Volvo won’t develop. Plug-In Hybrids Trends

2019 70

Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International to collaborate on autonomous vehicle standards

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Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a cooperative relationship between the two standards development organizations centered on autonomous vehicles and other automotive applications. SAE International is a recognized leader in the development of standards for the automotive field and other mobility industries.

2020 71

San José International deploys 10 Proterra electric buses in airport fleet

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Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) has deployed a fleet of 10 Proterra battery-electric buses that will transport passengers and their luggage between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center, and terminals. million passengers annually, with 450 peak daily departures and arrivals on 13 international and domestic carriers to 50+ nonstop destinations.

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International travelers experience adverse cardiopulmonary health effects even after short stay in polluted cities

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The study is the first of its kind, say the authors, to analyze pollution-related coughing and breathing difficulties and recovery times upon returning home, in healthy, young adults who’ve travelled internationally. The researchers used international standards to categorize highly polluted cities as those having more than 100 micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter (PM), or air pollution dust.

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ICAO: up to 1.2 billion fewer international air travelers by September

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Compared to “business-as-usual”, by September 2020 international air passenger totals could drop by as many as 1.2 billion travellers according to the latest projections from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO ran two projections compared to baseline: V-shaped path (a first sign of recovery in late May); and. U-shaped path (restart in third quarter or later).

2020 68

Switzerland bans large events due to coronavirus; Geneva International Motor Show cancelled three days before opening

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The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), which was scheduled to open in three days and run until 15 March, has been cancelled due to the Swiss government’s response to the coronavirus. The Swiss Federal Council—the group that constitutes the federal government of Switzerland—held an extraordinary meeting today, categorized the situation in Switzerland as “particular” in terms of the Epidemics Act, and banned large-scale events involving more than 1,000 people.

2020 78

IEA’s Hydrogen TCP undergoes a major revamp to support global implementation of hydrogen and international collaboration

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) created the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program (TCP) in October 1977. Since then, the multilateral mechanism has worked on more than 40 R&D&D and analysis tasks, and is a hub for international cooperation and knowledge exchange to promote and accelerate the development and implementation of hydrogen technologies.

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International consortium working on new sensor technology to measure real-world, in-use vehicle emissions

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As part of the Horizon 2020 research project CARES (City Air Remote Emission Sensing), an international research consortium is working on new contactless exhaust measurement methods that will enable municipalities to take emission-reducing measures. TU Graz (Institute of Electronic Sensor Systems; Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics; AT). ICCT (International Council on Clean Transportation; DE).

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Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers. The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energy

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Major international study links short-term exposure to PM pollution to risk of premature death

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A major new international study shows independent associations between short-term exposure to PM 10 and PM 2.5 Their paper, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), is the largest international study to investigate the short-term impacts of air pollution on death, conducted over a 30-year period. and daily all-cause, cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality in more than 600 cities across the globe.

2019 84

VW's US electric-car pricing: “Apples to apples” vs. internal combustion

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With the ID 3, Volkswagen is officially launching the first of a new wave of EVs that it’s conceived as “electric vehicles for millions, not millionaires.” ” The U.S. won’t be getting the vehicle that kicks it all off—the Golf-sized ID 3. Instead we’ll be getting a larger model (rumored to be called ID 4 or ID 4X

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Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gasoline model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020. Just as the first RAV4 launched the compact crossover SUV segment 22 years ago, the original Highlander redefined the midsize family SUV when it arrived in 2001.

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"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. The next 100 years brought. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

2017 68

Charlotte Douglas International Airport to buy 5 Proterra electric buses; 9th airport

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has agreed to purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging systems. Airports across the country are transitioning their ground transportation vehicle fleets to zero-emission buses, and CLT joins a growing list of airports across the nation that are leading this trend, including San Francisco International Airport (SFO); John F.

Electric pickups, quiet UPS deliveries, UK bans internal combustion: Today’s Car News

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The UK intends to go tailpipe-free by 2035. Arrival will supply electric trucks for UPS. And electric pickups are arriving soon; is America ready? This and more, today at Green Car Reports. The shipping giant UPS has placed an order for 10,000 stylish electric delivery vans from Arrival.

2020 67

Aeristech introduces new 20 kW motor for internal combustion and fuel cell compressor applications

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The applications for Aeristech’s new 20kW motor include traditional internal combustion and fuel cell passenger and commercial vehicles with stacks of up to and more than 100kW, industrial, aerospace and marine. Aeristech, the UK-based developer of power-dense and efficient high-speed electric motors for applications including super- and turbo-chargers and fuel-cell compressors, has introduced a new 20 kW motor.

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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The scalable nature of the technology provides solutions for vehicle architectures ranging from subcompacts to pickups and internal combustion to hybrid powertrains.

2016 86

International Truck to offer over-the-air reprogramming

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International Truck today plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. The company has completed its initial testing in its International Truck test fleets and will finalize testing in customer fleets this fall. The official launch of two-way connected vehicle technology in new International models will come early next year.

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Gevo enters into purchase and sale agreement for ATJ fuel with Air TOTAL International

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Air TOTAL International SA and Gevo have entered into a purchase and sale agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—specifically, Alcohol-to-Jet, ATJ—for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe. The three-year offtake agreement may be extended for an additional four years with the consent of both parties.

2019 73

SB350 Media Blitz Continues: Talking with 350.org’s Bill McKibben About Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action on Uprising Radio

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UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum. UNIST announced it was developing U-Loop at the 1 st International Symposium on Hyperloop, held at UNIST in July, 2016. A trip between Seoul to Busan in less than 30 minutes could be a reality, thanks to ‘U-Loop’, the near-supersonic train—similar to Elon Musk’s Hyperloop—designed by a team of researchers at UNIST.

2017 68

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology vying to establish international center for solid-state batteries

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The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is vying to establish an international center to develop solid-state batteries which will be safer, cheaper, smaller and more efficient than lithium ion batteries. Some of the industry leaders attending the conference include Ford (attending remotely), Swiss company LafargeHolcim, Garmin International, Caterpillar Inc.,

Plug Power, Charlatte America deliver fuel cell cargo tuggers for FedEx at Albany International Airport

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and Charlatte America, a member of the Fayat Group, the leading manufacturer of battery powered electric airport ground support equipment (GSE) throughout Europe and the United States, have delivered fuel cell-powered electric cargo tuggers for use by FedEx at the Albany International Airport. The ProGen powered tuggers are in operation at the Albany International Airport transporting FedEx packages from the sorting facility to delivery airplanes. Plug Power Inc.

2019 74

SAE International to launch pre-competitive research project to improve EV charging station and network security

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SAE International plans to form an industry-led pre-competitive research project to strengthen electric vehicle (EV) charging system security, leading to a more secure implementation of Plug & Charge for ISO 15118 and CHAdeMO 2.0 SAE International is uniquely positioned as a third-party neutral convener to lead the development of an industry-led PKI solution to secure the EV charging connection and services.

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Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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A study by an international team of researchers warns that the global transition to global low-carbon energy technology could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.

2020 78

SAE International updates J3016 standard defining autonomous vehicles; free download

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SAE International (SAE) announced a free update to its technical standard, “J3016: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to On-Road Motor Vehicle Automated Driving Systems.” Recently, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) adopted SAE International’s six levels of automation outlined in SAE J3016 for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.” ( Earlier post.).

2016 74

China to join International Renewable Energy Agency

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China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ). Formally established in 2011, IRENA is the first major international organization to be headquartered in the Middle East. IRENA is mandated by 159 countries and the European Union to promote the sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, and to serve as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange.

Henkel and RLE International demonstrate lightweighting potential in hybrid automotive body parts

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In a comprehensive joint study, Henkel and RLE International have examined and validated the potential of high-performance structural foam for lightweighting in automotive body and closure parts. —Tobias Wigand, Project Manager, New Business Development, RLE International. The study has revealed that fiber-reinforced polymer components with structural foam ribbing and reinforcements can save more than 40 kg of weight per car vs. conventional all-metal designs.

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SAE International to host symposium on automated driving technologies

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SAE International will host a three-day symposium during which the technologies, regulations, testing and applications of automated driving technologies will be discussed, in-depth. The SAE 2016 From ADAS to Automated Driving Symposium will be held 29 Nov to 1 Dec at the Hilton Munich City in Munich, Germany.

2016 76

Mayor of London launches international study on effect of air pollution on children’s health: CHILL

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More 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) will test whether policies to improve air quality, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), are associated with improved growth of children’s lungs and reduced chest symptoms.

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ORNL, HTS International to collaborate on manufacturing research; conformal cooling

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HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as in conformal cooling. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and HTS International are exploring collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as conformal cooling.

2017 69

Bill McKibben, Creative Greenius Talking About Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action on KPFK FM’s The Insighers Today

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SAE International publishes updated standard for on-route mechanized conductive EV charging systems for buses: SAE J3105

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SAE International published its latest standard, SAE J3105 : Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using Conductive Automated Connection Devices, along with three new tributary documents. The standard covers the general physical, electrical, functional, testing, and performance requirements for a mechanized (hands-free) conductive power transfer system primarily for transit buses using an overhead coupler capable of, but not limited to, transferring direct current (DC) power.

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Kalmar and Virginia International Gateway deploy three hybrid shuttle carriers

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, recently delivered three hybrid shuttle carriers ordered by The Port of Virginia in late 2014 to Virginia International Gateway terminal (VIG) in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Virginia International Gateway is a privately-owned marine container terminal located along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia.